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Self-driving cars will hit the roads in Canada’s Ontario Province shortly after the beginning of the new year, marking a Canadian first. Ontario launched the Automated Vehicle Program in October 2015 but had received no applications for permits and public testing through at least July 2016, Automotive News Canada reported. It took nearly a year […]

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Apple has reportedly taken a knife to its “worst kept secret” plans to build autonomous electric cars. According to a Bloomberg Technology report citing un-named “people familiar with” its “Project Titan,” hundreds have been reassigned, let go, or voluntarily quit from a team that numbered around 1,000 people. The project is not canceled altogether, however, […]

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Volvo has announced a new partnership with Uber that will see the ride sharing service put a fleet of 100 self-driving XC90 SUVs on U.S. roads in the next four months. Volvo will produce a new “base” vehicle for Uber that will be able to use the latest in autonomous driving technology, up to and […]

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Google’s chief technical officer for its self-driving unit, Chris Urmson, has quit the company. After taking the summer off, Urmson suddenly announced his departure to his colleagues last Thursday. “I am ready for a fresh challenge,” Urmson, said in post published on Medium the next day. Urmson denies that his departure has to do with […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is setting high expectations for the company’s future technologies. Despite all the negative press that has emerged on Tesla’s Autopilot feature in the past couple of months, the company stands firm that self-driving cars are significantly safer than human drivers. “What we’ve got will blow people’s minds, it blows my mind… […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to release a new set of regulations for self-driving cars in July. NHTSA wants to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of self-driving cars, which are currently being developed faster than legislators can make safety guidelines for them. Flexibility is key to the new set of rules […]

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Google has patented a novel way to prevent pedestrian injuries, and time will tell whether this idea will stick. Ever trying new things, the Internet giant and autonomous car pioneer has received a patent for a design that adheres an impacted pedestrian to the hood of self-driving cars, preventing the person from being thrown back […]

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Google is setting up shop in Michigan, near the Detroit Big Three. The tech giant has been working on self-driving cars and will open a self-driving technology department in Novi, Michigan. Google said that it has spent the past few years working from the Greater Detroit area and many of its current partners are based […]

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Uber is testing a self-driving Ford Fusion in Pittsburgh. The test car is from Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh and is a hybrid Ford Fusion outfitted with a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners and high resolution cameras to map details of the environment. While operating in its self-driving mode, a trained […]

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It’s now official. FCA and Google have teamed up to expand the tech giant’s self-driving car program. Up until now, Google has mostly used Toyota and Lexus models for its self-driving car prototypes, but soon we will be seeing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan sporting Google’s gear. The automaker announced that the first-of-its-kind collaboration […]

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